Find out which countries are the top buyers of World Cup match tickets

16/06/2014 - 22:55
Brazil, United States and Argentina lead buyer ranking

Brazil is the top ticket buyer for the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 so far: local fans have purchased about 1.4 million tickets to the matches. The United States comes in second, with USA fans having bought about 200 thousand tickets. Argentina, Germany and England supporters have bought nearly 180 thousand tickets combined.

The World Cup is bringing tourists from 186 countries to Brazil. The majority of them (62%) are coming to Brazil for the first time, explained Minister of Tourism Vinicius Lages at a press conference held this Monday (16 June) at the João Saldanha Open Media Centre (Copacabana Fort, Rio de Janeiro). According to Lages, more than 3.1 million Brazilians and 600 thousand foreigners are expected to travel through Brazil due to the event. The government expects this inflow of tourists to inject R$ 6.7 billion in the economy of the 12 host cities.

» 2014 FIFA World Cup attracts 600,000 foreign tourists to Brazil

There are still tickets for sale on the FIFA website and the ticket Distribution Centres located in the 12 host cities. More information can be found at www.fifa.com/tickets

Check out below the top ticket buyer ranking for this World Cup

Getty Images#1. Brazil - 1,395,886 tickets
2. USA - 198.208
3. Argentina - 61.477
4. Germany - 58.983
5. England - 58.105
6. Colombia - 55.497
7. Australia - 52.313
8. Chile - 39.458
9. France - 35.052
10. Mexico - 34.353
11. Canada - 29.522
12. Japan - 22.759
13. Switzerland - 17.815
14. Holland - 16.037
15. Uruguay - 15.893
16. Espanha - 13.677
17. Israel - 11.937
18. Ecuador - 11.626
19. Russia - 10.762
20. Italy - 10.064

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